JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

17 November 2014

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda.jhu.edu

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Did you know? All Johns Hopkins employees must get their flu shot by Dec 2. For details and locations for vaccinations, click here.


New Content

Recurring Content

Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)

JHPDA Monthly Board Meeting

Learn about ongoing JHPDA programming and events. Open to all!

When: Wednesday, Dec. 3, 5:30 pm

Where:  PCTB 113/114 (across the hall from the Greenhouse Cafe)

Contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

Policy and Advocacy Committee Mtg.

Come join us to be the voice of your fellow postdocs and learn about science policy!

When: Monday, Nov. 24, 4:00 pm

Where:  Wenz cafe

Contact: Jacqueline Brosnan-Cashman

Internationals Committee Mtg.

New international postdoc? Join us to meet fellow postdocs and connect with the postdoc community!

When: Tuesday, Nov. 25, 12:30 pm

Where:  Cobblestone cafe

Contact: Thibault Mauxicon

Professional Development Committee Mtg.

When: Tuesday, Dec. 2, 12:00 pm

Where:  Daily Grind Cafe (3rd floor, Ross)

Contact: Jineta Banerjee and Yuejin Li

Future JHPDA Events 

See Upcoming JHPDA Events in the right panel of the bulletin.

JHPDA Executive Council 

2014-2015 Officers

Co-president: Corinne Pettigrew

Co-president: Casey Rebholz

Treasurer: Jeff Norris

Secretary:  Pankhuri Vyas

Committee Chairs and Webmaster

Communications: Cynthia Zhang

International: Thibault Mauxion and Beth Zucconi

Policy and Advocacy: Jacqueline Brosnan-Cashman

Professional Development: Jineta Banerjee and Yuejin Li

Socials: Justin La Favor

Webmaster: Paul Aiyetan

Other Announcements

FREE Postdoc Family Event

What: An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. The event is tailored to children 3 and under, but bigger kids are welcome too!

When: Saturday, Nov. 22, 10:15 am

Where: Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St.

RSVP to Mari by 5:00pm Friday 11/21

Increase your on-campus visibility

Are you publishing a paper? Let Marketing and Communications know by sending your manuscript, journal, and anticipated publication date to JHMedia@jhmi.edu.

Get your Flu Shot!

Click here for more information on times and dates.

You must get your flu shot by Dec 2!

Hopkins SOM Evenings at the

 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

When: Saturday, Jan. 10th, 7:00 pm

Details: Stravinsky's Rite of Spring

Event includes the concert, Q&A session, and a catered reception; see the above link for more details

Great, inexpensive photography

The Department of Pathology, JHMI offers excellent photography services. For more information, click here.

National Science Foundation Graduate Education Forum

The forum is intended to encourage discussion among U.S. graduate-education stakeholders and will provide the DGE a direct connection with graduate students, faculty, university administrators, employers, and others who would like to contribute to the national dialogue.For more information, click here.

New JHPDA Meetup.com Group

JHPDA has created a Meetup.com group for postdocs interested in attending smaller local events around Baltimore, such as concerts, art walks, happy hours, museums, and other happenings.  Go to Meetup.com, create a profile, and join the Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association Meetup Group.  Receive emails about weekly events other JHPDA members are attending.

Joining the JHPDA

Interested in one of our committees? Want to contribute to postdoc events, policy and training? Good ideas for future events?

Email us:  postdoc@jhmi.edu

Bulletin provided by the JHPDA Media and Communications Committee

Want to contribute to our bulletin? Know of an upcoming event, or want to write an article for our “In Brief” section?

Email us:  postdoc@jhmi.edu


Postdoc Blog,

Tell Your Stories: Submit a post

Postdoc Business Cards 

[Includes instructions for postdocs in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health, and postdocs at Homewood.]

Family Resources

Baltimore Resources

BusyGrad: housing, reviews, buy/sell items
[BusyGrad is not affiliated with Hopkins.]

IN BRIEF: Johns Hopkins Success Stories Lunch with Dr. Ivor Royston

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Join Dr. Ivor Royston, Founding Managing Partner of Forward Ventures, in a discussion about how Johns Hopkins contributed to his success. Dr. Royston is a JHU alumnus, as well as an oncologist, researcher, scientist, entrepreneur and venture capitalist, recognized for his efforts to develop treatments for multiple disease targets and to fund biotechnology companies with promising science, technology or medicines.

When: Thursday, Nov. 20th, 12:30 pm

Where: Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Campus, Armstrong Building room 402,

For more details, click here.

Lunch will be provided!


Research Presentation Club

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Join Drs. Donna Vogel and Nick Puts for an hour of great presentations and pizza lunch!

Expert Pearl:

“Projecting Authority as a Speaker” by Donna Vogel, MD, PhD, Director,  Professional Development Office

Postdoctoral Presentation:

“A touching story:  How does the brain process touch and why do we care” by Nick Puts, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow

When: Wednesday, Nov. 19th, noon - 1:00 pm

Where: Preclinical Teaching Building (PCTB) 113/114

Lunch will be provided!

To sign up for presentation club, click here.

International wine tasting event, Thursday Nov. 20th

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Come join us for an international wine tasting event on campus! We will have different types of white and red wines from all over the world. Free for postdocs and $5 for guests (1 guest maximum). Limited space available, so sign-up now!

When: Thursday, Nov. 20th, 6:30 pm

Where: Preclinical Teaching Building 113/114

RSVP here - required!


Professional Development Office (PDO) Events:

Fall 2014 Research Leadership for Postdocs (lunchtime modules)

When: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:00 - 1:30 pm (unless otherwise noted below)

Where: 1830 Building, classroom 2-108

Register here

  • 11/18: Working within Your Organization
  • 12/02: Managing Research Funds, Faculty Panel
  • 12/04: Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship
  • 12/09: Time Management (11:30 am - 1:30 pm)
  • 12/11: Project Management (3 hours)


When: TODAY! Monday, November 17th, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where: West Lecture Hall, ground floor of 725 N. Wolfe Street

Topics covered include: the federal grant process and “grant culture”, mechanisms of particular interest to new investigators, choosing a "fundable" research problem, writing a competitive application, the NIH system of peer review, developing a budget and budget justification.

Register here

Applying for Federal Jobs 

When: Wednesday, November 19th, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Where: 1830 Building, Room 2-108

Learn how to develop a Federal resume based on USAJobs guidelines. You will also learn how to interpret the many codes on a Federal job announcement. 

Register here

NEW easy link to make an appointment with the PDO.

No more phone or email tag. Johns Hopkins East Baltimore students, postdocs, and early-career scientists - Just go to the online form, tell us how we can help, and we'll get back to you!  Click here

Additional Professional Development Events:

Bloomberg School of Public Health Career Services Office Events (Fall 2014)

Fall 2014 event details for SPH postdocs, including event descriptions, locations, RSVP links can be found on the Career Services Office website.

Questions? Contact jhsph.careers@jhu.edu

  • 11/17, “Access to Experts” information session: Legacy (RSVP)
  • 11/18, “Access to Experts” information session: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (RSVP)
  • 11/25, “Access to Experts” information session: CareFirst (RSVP)

Academic Publishing Workshop

Join an informative discussion of issues related to scientific publication, including developing your manuscript, the journal editorial process, copyright & open access, and how to promote your work once it's published.

When: Tuesday, November 18th, 3:00 - 5:00 pm (reception following in the Welch Medical Library Building)

Where: West Lecture Hall, Ground Floor, Wood Basic Science Building & Welch Medical Library Building

Hosted by Elsevier and the Welch Medical Library. For more information, click here

Postercraft: The Art and Science of Crafting a Poster

Ever wonder what font you should use on your scientific poster? Think color might make your poster a hit at the conference? Learn these answers and more.

When: Wednesday, November 19th, 12:15 - 1:15 pm

Where: Sheldon Hall, Bloomberg School of Public Health

Sponsored by: Delta Omega, MPH Program, Professional Development Office

Alumni Career panel and networking session

Come join the OIS for a panel discussion and networking session with recent international graduates who are currently employed while on their OPT, STEM and H1B status. Learn successful interviewing and job hunting tips!

When: Wednesday, November 19th, 6:00 - 7:15 pm

Where: Hackerman B17

Details here 

Grant writing workshop hosted by TRNAMH

This two-hour workshop held via webinar will focus on the anatomy and physiology of the parts of the NIH-style application with particular attention to the R- and K-type proposals. A brief discussion of the electronic submission process will be included.

If you would like to have your title, abstract, and specific aims page analyzed in this session please submit to Amanda Brown (instructions and diagram) by Monday, Dec. 1st.

When: Tuesday, December 16th, 2014, 2 – 4 pm

Details: here

Other Opportunities

  • NIH Loan Repayment Programs (due 11/17, link)
  • ASU Origins Project Postdoctoral ($10K) Prize Lectureship Nomination (due 12/01, link; more information here)
  • The Dan David Prize scholarship ($15K; due 3/10/15, application link; for details about selected fields of interest, click here)
  • Research Study, paid participation: Physical & Mental Fatigue Study (link)
  • Request for guest editors for Biochemistry Insights Journal (contact Mariana Figuera Losada)
  • Association of Women in Science is recruiting new leaders on their Executive Board (more info; if interested, contact Ekemini Riley)



Recent additions listed below.

  • NEAVS (New England Anti-Vivisection Society) invites applications for a $40,000 postdoc grant for developing, validating, or using non-animal alternatives for investigating women’s health or sex differences (details, link)
  • 2 postdoc positions in Dr. Mark Anderson’s lab; research in calcium and redox signaling and mitochondrial metabolism in cardiac physiology & disease (link)
  • Senior Scientist Position @ NIEHS/NIH (link)
  • Lead Clinical Research Associate (In-House), Hinckley, OH (link)
  • Brain Trauma Research Fellow/Associate 4  (link)
  • Public Health Support Lead/Program Manager (link)
  • Sleep and Performance Scientist (link)
  • Protein Engineer/Molecular Biology Scientist (link)
  • Biogen Idec Postdoctoral Program (link)
  • Research Opportunities in Europe for NSF-funded postdocs (link)
  • International opportunity: Scientific Instrumentation (link)
  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Scientific Grants Manager (link)
  • American Heart Association fellowship (Deadline 1/16/15 link)


All Job and Fellowship listings are compiled here.

Details on NIH job listings are also compiled here.

Receive grant alerts here

Other opportunities can be found here.


Recurring Events

  • Baltimore Farmer's Market, Sundays (underneath the Jones Falls overpass) Expressway on Saratoga Street between Holliday and Gay Street)
  • Thursday Nights at the Walters, FREE art exhibits every Thurs., 5-9pm

For other local events, visit http://baltimore.org/events or here.

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